Opera Southwest: Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot

March 12, 15, 17 & 19, 2023
2:00 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles.

Nessun dorma… No one sleeps in this beautiful new production of one of Puccini’s most famous operas by director Mo Zhou. A fairytale set in ancient China, Turandot brims with masterful music from start to finish. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.

$22, $42, $63, $85, $105 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

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Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera!

3:00 pm

New Year’s with the Opera! is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra.  With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year.

$53, $63, $73 with an additional $95 for the Opera Southwest After-Party

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Opera Southwest Presents Hector Armienta’s Zorro

October 23, 26, 28 & 30, 2022
2:00 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Hector Armienta’s Zorro, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in English and Spanish with both English and Spanish translation supertitles.

Diego, a young man of noble blood in Alta California, awakens to the plight of the poor and oppressed through the love of Ana Maria. Donning a black mask, he becomes Zorro and brings the revolution to the pueblo of Los Ángeles.

Opera Southwest, along with Fort Worth Opera, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and Opera Cultura, is thrilled to have commissioned an opera based on the Zorro universe. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts this premiere.

$22, $42, $63, $85, $105 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

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Opera Southwest: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande

March 20, 25 & 27, 2022
Sundays at 2 pm, Friday at 7:30 pm

Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in French with English translation supertitles.  Presented in two acts with one intermission.

Created in 1902, Debussy’s masterpiece never ceases to fascinate with its uniqueness, its symbolist universe, and its unparalleled musical and poetic approach to the French language.

$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for Groups of 8 or more, any one 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

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Opera Southwest: Frida

February 18 19, & 20, 2022

Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm

Sunday, February 20th are SOLD OUT!

Presented by Opera Southwest and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Frida is a lively celebration of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. Based on the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, it is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission. The music of composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez bridges the gap between opera and music theatre, drawing inspiration from Gershwin, Sondheim, and Kurt Weill; the libretto is by Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz.

$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old or younger, and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

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Opera Southwest: New Year’s with the Opera!

2 pm & 7 pm

New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra.  With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year. Please join us this year for our family-friendly presentation at 2 pm.

$49, $59, $69 with an additional $45 for the Opera Southwest After-Party

COVID PROTOCOLS: 

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Opera Southwest: La Traviata

October 24, 27, 29 & 31, 2021
Sundays at 2 pm, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 pm

Verdi’s La Traviata is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles.  Presented in three acts with one intermission.

One of the most famous of the great classic operas, Verdi’s La Traviata is a sweeping love story set against the backdrop of decadent Paris high society where the celebrated courtesan Violetta eschews her wealthy suitors for the simple life with poor Alfredo.

$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old or younger, and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

COVID PROTOCOLS

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Premiere: Bless Me, Ultima Radio Broadcast

11 am
On Albuquerque’s Classical 95.5 KHFM and 98.7 WFMT-FM in Chicago

A live national broadcast of the world premiere performance of the opera Bless Me, Ultima, on Albuquerque’s Classical 95.5 KHFM and 98.7 WFMT-FM in Chicago, hosted by Valerie Martinez. Opera Southwest, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and San Jose’s Opera Cultura, is thrilled to have commissioned this work based on Rudolfo Anaya’s best-selling novel. The composer, Hector Armienta, worked with Mr. Anaya on the libretto, and the resulting production, which premiered at the NHCC in February of 2018, was an historic event.

Free community event

Opera Southwest Presents Verdi’s La Traviata

All events at the NHCC through April 9, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.

March 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2019
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Verdi’s La Traviata, a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.

One of the most famous of the great classic operas, La Traviata is a sweeping love story set against the backdrop of decadent Paris high society, where the celebrated courtesan Violetta eschews her wealthy suitors for the simple life with poor Alfredo.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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Inside Opera Series: Il Postino

6-7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 21, 28, and February 4

Join us for our second year of “Inside Opera”—a workshop series presented by the NHCC in partnership with Opera Southwest.  This year the opera is “Il Postino” and each workshop will focus on a different element of the performance (see below).  Those who attend any one of the three workshops will receive a 15% discounted ticket to the show.  Sign up for the workshops here:  https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/inside-opera-workshop-series-il-postino/

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